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Eating Bánh Xèo (Sizzling Crepe) is a Multisensory Experience

There are few Vietnamese dishes that can evoke as many of our senses as bánh xèo (sizzling cake or sizzling crepe), a bright yellow crepe stuffed with an explosion of protein goodness,...

A Primer to Vietnamese Coffee

Coffee was deeply ingrained in the Vietnamese culture after its introduction to the country by French missionaries in 1857. “To get coffee” in Vietnam is “to talk” or “to discuss”. Once an expensive...

The quest to find Vietnam’s Silk Queen Lanh My A

Back in the 50s of the last century, there would be no one throughout Six Provinces of Southern Vietnam that had not known about Lanh My A - the famous fabric of Tan...

Vietnam’s Unique Contribution to the Global Pantry

Two main cultural forces influenced the development of Vietnamese cuisine over history. Centuries of Chinese occupation brought in noodles, roast meats and steamed buns, among others. Decades of French colonialization led to...

How To Enjoy Vietnamese Meals With Grace And Confidence

Learning table manners is the first lesson for many Vietnamese children. The country’s standard for consuming food with grace is one of the basic principles for human development. As...

Exploring The Famous Centuries-Old Bat Trang Ceramic Village

“Nga Son straw-mat, Bat Trang potteryNam Dinh fabric, Ha Dong silk.”(Literal Translation) Bat Trang Ceramic Village is located on the outskirts of Hanoi, part of Gia Lam District,...

Tracing The Hundred-year-tradition Of Making Incense In Quảng Phú Cầu

Incense is the object used in religious activities. In Vietnamese religious culture, the lingering incense smoke is considered a fanciful path connecting to the spiritual realm. The custom of burning incense has...

Follow These Steps For The Best Phở Experience

Every bowl of phở offers a multisensory experience. Aromatic spices perfume the savoury complex broth, while tender meat and soft noodle contrast with crunchy fresh herbs and vegetables. If you’re a newbie...

The Regional Characteristics Of Vietnamese Cuisine That Fascinate International Diners

The North – Mild and lingering The mild, pleasant, and slightly vinegary taste has become a hallmark of the Northern cuisine. Notable dishes that represent the quintessence of said...

Top 6 Types of Vietnamese Sticky Rice for Foodies on the Trip to Vietnam

The Origins of Xôi Xôi (sticky rice) is an umbrella term that encompasses all Vietnamese dishes with glutinous rice (or sticky rice) as the base. According to Professor Nguyễn...

The Quintessence Of Quang’s Cuisine

Quang Nam is a popular tourist destination of Vietnam with many famous and notable landmarks such as Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary, Cham Islands, or the Tam Thanh Mural Village. In addition...

Chuong Village’s Non La: The Dedication of Artisans

It is not clear when non la (Vietnamese conical leaf hats) became associated with Vietnam as a cultural characteristic of this country. When talking about Vietnam, the images of tender women in...

A Brief History of Phở

While most scholars agree on when phở first came about (in the early 20th century), its history remains debatable, due to the complex cultural interaction between Vietnam, China and France during the French...

A Letter to Mom

My mother! A woman I admire the most in the world. Mommy! The first sentence I spoke in this world. I am very happy that I was born and lived with my mommy. As...

Empress Nam Phương, The Last Empress Consort of Vietnam

The endless stories, anecdotes and images of Empress Nam Phương have always been the immortal topic in the hearts of many Vietnamese people for many years. People praised her as a talented,...

The Origin Of The Name Ha Noi

Dear Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Ngan,In the music video Hue – Sai Gon – Hanoi, you said that king Minh Mang changed the name of the capital from Thang Long to Ha Noi....

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